Friday, May 14, 2010

Note #1 on Dropping Back - Looking Down Field

Quarterbacks commonly stare at the ground while dropping back (3-5-7 and even rolling out). This is a terrible habit because it prevents the Quarterback from looking down field and seeing what's going on in front of him (defensive coverages and shifts, receivers routes, blitzes, etc.).

Quarterbacks: Always look down field...Stare at Safeties is a great habit – making it difficult to determine which side or what pattern you are throwing too.

  1. While dropping back, stare at the defender and force him to make decision on who or where to cover.
  2. If it's a run play, stare at safety before the snap of the ball, don't give anything away.
  3. Make your read and deliver.